Help is on the way to handle high utility bills this summer

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans may get sticker shock when they open up those electric bills during the summer months, but there is help available for those in need.

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will begin taking applications for its LIHEAP program beginning Tuesday, July 8th.

The agency has around $17 million in federal funding for this year’s summer cooling program in Oklahoma.

This program is for low-income households only.

DHS is giving out $200 or more, depending on the size of the family.

Residents who are interested in finding out if they qualify can apply at their local DHS county office.